"By the end of 2030, let's create a world where university students can participate in practical space projects in all countries."
UNISEC-Global has been accepted as Permanent Observer to UNCOPUOS on June 9th, 2017 in the 60th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
UNISEC-Global's primary objective is to help create a world where space science and technology is used by individuals and institutions in every country, rich or poor, and offers opportunities across the whole structure of society - whether academic, industrial or educational - for peaceful purposes and for the benefit of humankind.
UNISEC-Global is an international nonprofit body, consisting of local-chapters across the world. Since its establishment in November 2013 in Japan, UNISEC-Global has provided a forum every year to promote practical space development activities, mainly at university level, such as designing, developing, manufacturing, launching and operating micro/nano/pico satellites and rockets, including their payloads. University students, young researchers, their tutors and other stakeholders around the world participate in the annual UNISEC-Global Meeting. We have an average of more than 130 participants from about 33 countries in each Meeting.
Moreover, it encourages its members (mainly through the Points of Contact) to establish local chapters-UNISEC branch offices, which are independently managed and operated- in their respective countries. As a consequence of establishing such local chapters, UNISEC-Global has been developing a global communication network via which it shares information and builds international connections between those interested in seeing space applied to local and global social issues.
Originally published in "SpaceTalk - The Next Generation", the magazine produced by the alumni of the International Space University, and reprinted here with permission.
UNISEC-Global activities in 2020
ISU Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program Jan. 13- Feb. 14 Adelaide, Austraila
SmallSat Symposium Feb. 3-6 California, USA
UNCOPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee, 57th session Feb. 3-14 Vienna, Austria
Global Space and Technology Convention Feb. 6-7 Singapore
Canceled: UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee, 59th session Mar. 23- Apr. 3 Vienna, Austria
Canceled: IAF Spring Meetings 2020 Mar. 24-26 Paris, France
Postponed: 2019 CubeSat Developers Workshop May 4-6 California, USA
Postponed to May 10-13, 2021: 1st IAA African Symposium on Small Satellites May 11-14 Stellenbosch, South Africa
Postponed to September 14-18, 2020: 4S Symposium May 25-29 Quarteira, Portugal
Postponed to 2021: Global Space Exploration Conference 2020 June 9-11 St Petersburg, Russia
Postponed: UNCOPUOS 63rd session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space June 17-26 Vienna, Austria (New dates will be announced later)
Canceled: HEPTA-Sat Training July 5-6 Istanbul, Turkey
Postponed to Nov 30-Dec12, 2020: International Workshop on Lean Satellite July 7 Istanbul, Turkey
Postponed: The 10th Nano-Satellite Symposium July 8-11 Istanbul, Turkey (The 10th Nano-satellite Symposium will take place June, 2021 at ISTS, Japan and the 11th Nano-Satellite Symposium will take place in 2022, Istanbul, Turkey.)
Postponed: The 8th UNISEC-Global Meeting July 11-13 Istanbul, Turkey (New dates and venue will be announced later.)
Canceled: Pre-7th Mission Idea Contest July 11 Istanbul, Turkey
TBA: Small Satellite Conference Aug. 1-6 Utah, USA
Postponed to 2021: CLTP11 Aug. 18-29 Chiba, Japan
Postponed to 2021: the 71st International Astronautical Congress (IAC) Oct. 12-16 Dubai, United Arab Emirates